At Broadacre, a love of reading lies at the heart of all that we do. We believe that by accessing high-quality texts, and using them as stimuli for writing and discussion, pupils will develop an enthusiasm for reading and writing.
The acquisition of basic skills is a key focus in all lessons and pupils develop their understanding and use of spellings, punctuation and grammar through the writing process.
Pupils are taught to identify the key features of different genres of writing and, throughout their time at Broadacre, use those features to write their own examples of each genre, based on the theme(s) of the class book.
Pupils are taught to read using a systematic, synthetic phonics scheme (Read Write Inc.). Pupils in Key Stage Two are also taught wider reading skills such as: inference, deduction and identifying the viewpoint(s) of the author and characters.
Reading corners and library areas, full of carefully chosen texts, can be found throughout the building, offering pupils the opportunity to choose and enjoy books.